I had a dream that I was standing alone in a really bright meadow. There was a pond in the middle. I scanned the clearing for any other object of interest but it became apparent that I was meant to look in it, so I floated gracefully over and noticed that instead of fish, everyone I loved was swimming about, looking rather gormless. I saw Albus and my head started spinning and I longed to embrace him. I knelt down and dipped my hand into the water, then pulled it back out again. My hand wasn’t wet-it was completely dry. I plunged my whole arm in and wiggle it about. The substance in this pond was similar to that of smoke. Then my wrist encountered one of the water-dwelling folk and it teleported out of the water next to me. It was Al.
It was if my chest was full to bursting with elation when strolled over to me and took one of my hands into both of his.
He moved his mouth, as if he was talking, but no sound emerged.
When I opened my mouth to reply a pure note escaped, shocking both me and him. This was quickly replaced with a frenzied look and he strode forward, knotting his fingers into my hair.
He leaned in so our noses were almost touching, then pressed his lips against mine. Moving gently, his lips parted mine and I could taste his breath on my tongue.
With that I woke with a start, my breathing heavy. I brushed my fingers past my lips to make sure his kiss, even though in a dream, hadn’t altered them in anyway.
My heart still racing I grabbed my wand and got out of the hospital bed then tiptoed out of the ward and into the dark corridors- I didn’t like being away from the Gryffindor dorm.
Surprisingly I made it to the fat lady without being caught.
“Amos” I whispered
Sleepily the fat lady swung open the door, allowing me to enter. I crawled through the portrait hole, landed on the floor, letting my feet sink into the thick rug and being careful to make no noise, carefully tiptoed my way up the stairs and into my dorm; whom I shared with Rose and Violet (a close friend in my year).
I opened the door a crack and poked my head through the gap. Both girls were asleep, so I crawled into my own bed.
Once comfy I screwed my eyes shut and waited for sleep to take over.
No matter how much I tossed and turned I couldn’t sleep. Maybe it was the dream I had. Sighing I grabbed a thick pair of socks and a jumper, then crept out of the dorm and into the frosty corridors.
I strolled through the halls, unseen by anyone and anything for the better part of the night. When the frail golden light of dawn, turned into that of the strong sun, starting warming up the stained glass windows, I headed back towards Gryffindor common room, hoping it would still be empty. And to my luck it was. By the looks of things every one who hadn’t decided to get up, had gone down to the great hall for breakfast.
I snuggled up in my favourite armchair and took a dog eared copy of my favourite book out of my jumper pocket (which I had magically enhanced, so that the inside was actually really big).
I had just got to the end of chapter 6 when someone stumbled, sleepily into the room and plonked themselves down on the arm of my chair.
I didn’t even need to look up to realise that the voice belonged to James potter.
“yeh?” I replied, shutting my book and putting it back in my pocket.
“Fancy coming to the spring ball with me?” He asked casually.
I rolled my eyes “Nah, I think I‘ll give that a pass”
“Ah come on! I figured that with you basically being my adoptive sister AND with my amazing good looks, you’d go with me! ” James said.
“James you could have any girl in this school and plus, if I‘m your adoptive sister it would kinda be incest!!” I exclaimed
“I didn’t say it would be like a date! Just as friends. Pweeeeessse” He pleaded, with puppy eyes.
The offer was extremely tempting, no one had asked me yet and I was too chicken to ask someone myself.
“Still no, sorry.” I answered, truly sorry. I knew the reason I had said no was because I was still hoping that Albus and Carna would break up and he would ask me.
“Its because of my idiotic brother isn’t it?” James replied reading my thoughts.
Ever since my first day at Hogwarts, when I accidentally fell into the lap of James Potter, on the way to the Gryffindor table, after I had been sorted, we had been close friends. That’s how I got to know Al.
I nodded glumly looking at my hands.
James ruffled my hair then got up. “Well how about ,unless my brother does make the right choice and asks you, you can go with me?”
“OK! I like the sound of that…. Big bro” I admitted truthfully
James grinned a lopsided smile. “Bye then… lil‘ sis!”
The clock on the wall said 10:30 so I figured it was time to get dressed. I dragged myself upstairs and into my room. Rose and violet weren’t there, but there was a note on my bed which read:
OI KEELEY, I went down to breakfast ‘cause I didn’t know when you’d be back.
See you soon.
I put the note back down and went to Rose’s chest of drawers and pulled out the green top I had liked. I then took from my own selection of clothing a skirt and brown belt. Once dressed, I put on all the braclets I owned, including the string and wool ones, and the pink ribbon from Rose’s bedroom floor at home, and a necklace, then headed off to the great hall.
“KEELEY!!” Rose shouted flying at me with inhuman speed and catching me in a hug.
“Are you ok? Scorpious told me you were in the hospital wing, and Madame Pomfrey wouldn’t let me in, to see you!” She paused then added slyly “Al seemed really worried”
I blushed. “yeh right! That boy wouldn’t notice if I lost an eye!”
“I so would!” Someone exclaimed from behind me, with mock hurt
I spun around so fast I knocked the glass of pumpkin juice from Al’s hand spilling it all over both of us.
“SORRY” I shouted, my hands flapping about uselessly in front of me.
“No its OK, I shouldn’t have startled you” Al replied grabbing a napkin from the near by table and mopping the spilt juice from my chest area.
Just as I was about to tell him how inappropriate he was being, I saw Carna stroll over from the Slytherin table and stop dead. Her mouth popped open and a mad possessive look took over her facial features. Her fists bunched up and she began to quake with anger.
“ALBUS SEVERUS POTTER” Carna screeched launching herself at Al. She grabbed him by the wrist and towed him out of the great hall.
“sorry” I mouthed at him, and he responded with a sheepish grin, to which Carna swatted him around the head.
I turned back around, expecting to find Rose in shock like me, but in fact she was laughing silently with tears running down her face.
I scowled at her then sat down miserably on the bench for the table. Rose wiped the tears of laughter from her face then sat down next to me, attempting to look nonchalant. She failed miserably.
“What if he hates me now?!” I blurted out, a look of true concern on my face.
Rose rolled her eyes. “Yeh right! Carna is going to finish with him, he‘ll realise he‘s actually in love with you and you’ll get married. The end”.
I snorted, then realised how unlady like I sounded, so tried to cover it up with a cough.
I then heard a smack against flesh, and so ran towards the entrance to the hall.
“He will ask you to the dance, you wait and see…..” I heard Rose call after me.